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Surviving Sedation Guidelines 2015

Originally posted on PHARM:
Authorship : Dr Minh Le Cong, Dr Andy Buck, Dr George Douros, Dr Casey Parker, Dr Tim Leeuwenberg, Peer reviewers: Dr Amit Maini,  Dr Peter Fritz, Dr Michael Downes Intended target audience for this guideline: The occasional sedationist e.g rural health provider, medical resident on ward Those who encounter acutely agitated…

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PHARM Podcast 114 : The Aikido of emergency sedation

Originally posted on PHARM:
“Shihonage” by Magyar Balázs – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Hi Folks Why the Aikido reference to emergency sedation? The fundamental principle of Aikido as a martial art is the belief that both attacker and defender are free from harm. On today’s show, my good friends,…


Making it up as we go along

Originally posted on A Better NHS:
Phil’s spinal surgery hadn’t gone well. From a self-defined 70% of full painless function, he was down to about 30% after the operation. We spent an hour talking and I was struck by how much the poor quality of the interpersonal, relational care was at least as much of…

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Choosing Wisely – sneak preview of GP shortlist.

Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
The US Choosing Wisely What interventions do you think GPs should do less of? Do you think we sometimes prescribe inappropriately or order too many tests? I’m not talking about individual anecdotes, but widespread trends accepted as ‘normal’ in some parts of Australian general practice. I am chairing the RACGP working group for the…